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Old 09-18-2020, 05:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hello! I just got this Apple Manzano banana tree a while back. I got a cut corm from a HUGE sized banana tree! I decided since Iíve had luck in the past with cutting off a bit of the top of the corm to get it to start growing sooner than later. I guess b/c it is so big that my butcher knife was not a good enough tool to use. So I accidentally butchered it pretty badly! It seems to be okay so far but Iím a bit worried that I might have killed it! Do I have to cut it down further? Leave it alone? I had heard that youíre suppose to use some type of machete to cut down or cut the leaves off. What kind of machete works best? Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello! I just got this Apple Manzano banana tree a while back. I got a cut corm from a HUGE sized banana tree! I decided since I’ve had luck in the past with cutting off a bit of the top of the corm to get it to start growing sooner than later. I guess b/c it is so big that my butcher knife was not a good enough tool to use. So I accidentally butchered it pretty badly! It seems to be okay so far but I’m a bit worried that I might have killed it! Do I have to cut it down further? Leave it alone? I had heard that you’re suppose to use some type of machete to cut down or cut the leaves off. What kind of machete works best? Thanks!
Looks fine... and a good cut for a plant in a container.

A sharp machete will work well ...or a real sharp knife will work also....a chainsaw will be needed in a few years..

Your doing great!!!!!


But I do have to ask...why are you cutting that plant?

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Looks fine... and a good cut for a plant in a container.

A sharp machete will work well ...or a real sharp knife will work also....a chainsaw will be needed in a few years..

Your doing great!!!!!


But I do have to ask...why are you cutting that plant?
Thanks! Glad to hear I didnít massacre it! Chainsaw is hilarious! Iím appreciate your very kind comment by the way!
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Sorry for the typo! I meant to say I appreciate not I’m. Guess I should always double check my reply!
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Hereís an updated picture for you to see. Do you think that it will be alright? I donít think itís dead though. It just doesnít look good. What do you think?
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Looks okay.... see if it has roots......
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Thanks for that! It’s a bit of a relief! Whew! I was thinking I might have killed it stone dead! I haven’t been able to take the plant out and look for roots yet. I was also going to take a picture for you to see. I’ll have to try that later. However, I found a couple of pictures I received from the seller. It showed how this plant looked when I received it. I took some screenshots of the pictures. I desperately tried to post them both on this thread and then on my own gallery page. It didn’t work. I saw someone else on here that was able to take a screenshot and post it. I don’t get it. So sorry didn’t work. It had a ton of roots to start with. Thanks again for the help! I really appreciate it! I’ll get back to you later on...
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Hey! Sorry Iím gettin back to you so late. I have been so busy didnít even have time to go online! Anyway, I am a little apprehensive about digging up the plant. Itís now located in my house and the room itís in doesnít have much space to work in. Plus I do remember someone telling me not to dig it up and just let it do itís own thing. I might consider it but not anytime soon! However, I do have a couple of pictures to show you what the plant looked like when I bought it. It did have tons of roots! Well, youíll see!
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Just a note these are not my pictures. They belong to the seller. Hope he doesnít mind me using them! Shh... donít tell him!




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Looks fine... and a good cut for a plant in a container.

A sharp machete will work well ...or a real sharp knife will work also....a chainsaw will be needed in a few years..

Your doing great!!!!!


But I do have to ask...why are you cutting that plant?
I didnít realize when I originally replied to this message that I missed a question you asked. I ended up cutting it at least twice because I stupidly thought it would cause the plant to start growing faster. You know it pretty much was just doing nothing. I wanted it to start growing the pseudostem faster. Oh well. Didnít work out that way, did it! Hey, at least itís still alive though! Plus I wanted to mention that I did end up getting a machete by the way! I got to admit that itís so much fun to use! Makes trimming so much easier!
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Hey! Another update.... My plant is growing again! So I am so HAPPY! Yeah! You guys were right all along! Thanks!
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